Lower my cholesterol naturally. Yep. I have high cholesterol. "Very high" according to my doctor. It's kind of embarrassing, actually. Oh, look at me! I'm unhealthy! So, gotta fix that. And I don't want to do it with medication. I'll be going back into the doc's office for a blood test in March.
Weigh less at the end of the year than I did at the beginning of the year. This is not "going on a diet" or "trying to lose weight," but making lifestyle changes that make me all-around healthier (which should result in a little weight loss). I don't want a "quick fix" because they never last. I don't want to start any eating habits or exercise habits that I won't keep up with.
Run a mile. I have never run a mile in my life! My body is not made for running. A mile is small for many people, but a mile is HUGE for me. I wanted to run a mile before my 27th birthday (for a birthday present to myself), and I went to the gym every morning for four months and did couch to 5K training on the treadmill. FOUR MONTHS!!! And the most I could run was 3/4 of a mile, and it hurt so much. I never made it to the mile. So maybe for my 30th birthday I will finally run a mile.
Get together with my high school friends. This one is already on the roll. We're getting together tomorrow night. CHECK MARK.
Have Christmas money all saved up by Halloween and most Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. I finally admitted last year that I hate Christmas shopping. Part of the reason I hate it is because there's not enough money. I have a mile-long list of people I'm supposed to buy gifts for, and I get really stressed out because there's not enough money to buy them something they would like. Then I get told I have to buy gifts for so and so and such and such and that I'm supposed to spend $20 per person, and all those people want are gift cards and UGH!!! I just want to give Christmas a swift kick in the behind! So this year, I'm getting as much shopping done as possible before it's acceptable to put my tree up so I can just sit back and enjoy Christmas for what it's supposed to be.
No new clothes or shoes in 2013. I totally ripped this resolution off of Mel. I have a few exceptions:
- I can buy a swimming suit (because the one I own is five years old and will completely fall apart at the crotch any minute now)
- I can buy underwear
- Should I suddenly drop a significant amount of weight and become desperate for clothes that fit, this resolution is void (not likely to happen, but it's always good to be prepared)
And there you have it: the unimpressive list of my New Year's resolutions. I have a few more I'm working on that I won't post here because they are either A) more embarrassing than having high cholesterol and not being able to run a mile or B) personal.
How are your resolutions going?